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Mirta Gomez and Eduardo Del Valle, Top Scholars recognized by President Mark B. Rosenberg

On March 28th, 2014, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg recognized The College of Architecture + The Arts | Department of Art + Art History’s Mirta Gómez, Professor and Eduardo del Valle, Professor as Top Scholars and distinguished members of the FIU academic community. Gómez and del Valle were recognized for their achievements in research and scholarship at the Top Scholars Reception, which was held at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential House on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Gómez and del Valle were nominated by Brian Schriner, Dean of the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts. He wrote the below statement about Gomez and del Valle’s creative work over the past ten years. After reading this statement, Douglas Wartzok, FIU Provost and Executive Vice President accepted Dean Schriner’s nomination. Gómez and del Valle were then recognized under the category of “Award-winning publications or creative work.”

The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez has worked collaboratively for more than thirty-five years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux.  Del Valle and Gómez are the recipients of numerous artist’s fellowships including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1997); Oscar B. Cintas Foundation (1989 and 1996); South Florida Cultural Consortium (1993); National Endowment for the Arts (1976 and 1990); Florida Art Council (1987) and New York State Council for the Arts (1979).  Their photographs were exhibited in the groundbreaking Inaugural Exhibition 2004 marking the reopening of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and exhibited again at MoMA’s Landscape: Recent Acquisitions in 2006.  Their work is widely shown internationally and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; New Orleans Museum of Art, LA and others. Their work is represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery in the city of New York.Del Valle and Gómez are Professors of Art/Photography at Florida International University, Miami where they have taught collaboratively since 1983.  Visiting artists lectures and workshops presented by the couple include Columbia University, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Penland School of Art, NC and others.  They are the authors of several monographs, including From the Ground Up (2003); Four Sections of Time (2004); Fried Waters (2005); Between Runs (2006); Witness Number Four (2008); En Vista (2009) and most recently On View (2012) all published by The Nazraeli Press.

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FIU’s 2014 Top Scholars

Atorod Azizinami, College of Engineering & Computing

Melissa Baralt,  Modern Languages, College of Arts & Sciences

Patricia Barbetta, Teaching & Learning, College of Education

Marianna Baum, Robert Stempel College Public Health & Social Work

Consuelo Beck-Sague, Robert Stempel College Public Health & Social Work

Shekhar Bhansali, College of Engineering & Computing

Erick Brewe, College of Education

Rosales Camilo, College of Architecture + The Arts

Chip Cassidy, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Lampert Curba, Management, College of Business

Ed Del Valle, College of Architecture + The Arts

Eric Fenkl,  College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Kristopher Fennie, Robert Stempel College Public Health & Social Work

Maria L. Fernandez,  Teaching & Learning, College of Education

Sandra Garcia Jones, College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Stavros Georgakopoulos, College of Engineering & Computing

Bernard Gerstman, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Mirta Gómez, College of Architecture + The Arts

Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, College of Arts & Sciences

Rudolf Jaffe, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences

Haiyan Jiang, College of Arts & Sciences

Miranda Kitterlin, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Kingsley Lau , College of Engineering & Computing

Iveris Martinez, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Wasim Maziak, Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College Public Health & Social Work

Bruce McCord, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences

Madhavan Nair, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

William Newburry, Management, College of Business

Winifred Elysse Newman, Architecture, College of Architecture + The Arts

Mark Padilla, College of Arts & Sciences

Iyengar Ram, College of Engineering and Computing

Camilo Rosales, Architecture, College of Architecture + The Arts

Suzanna Rose, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Laurie Shrage, College of Arts & Sciences

Jayati Sinha, Marketing, College of Business

Kerri Stone,  College of Law

Chockalingam (Vish) Viswesvaran, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences

Aaron Welch, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Liu Yuan, Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences

Ming Zhao,  College of Engineering & Computing

The featured image is provided courtesy of Ivan Santiago. The group image is provided courtesy of FIU News.

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